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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 


NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

A plan to drill just a few gas test wells in the Bridger Teton National Forest has raised some hackles in Jackson, where some residents are worried it would be the first step in making the landscape look like any other heavily drilled area in Wyoming. Hoback Ranches property owner Heather Mathews in

Even wild horses can't keep the drilling pressure away for Wyoming. The Bureau of Land Management is clearing the way for a gas well and roads in the badlands in the Bighorn Basin. The area is home to wild horse herds and the site of a citizen-proposed wilderness area. Deb Thomas with the Clark Reso

It's on, it's off, it's back on...and now Wyoming wants it off again. The federal Roadless Rule for National Forests has been twisting and turning in the courts for years, and the latest route is into an appeals court in Denver. Jim Angell with Earthjustice says Wyoming is trying to reach too far wi

Native American history, settlement of the Wild West, and wide open spaces. Those are some of the responses in a new study about what Wyomingites think about the Red Desert. Researcher Tyra Olstad is with the University of Wyoming geography department. “When I said 'Red Desert' to people, the

Laramie, WY - The plan to drill thousands of coalbed methane wells on Wyoming's Atlantic Rim at the eastern edge of the Red Desert is going to court. It's a BLM plan that raised concerns from locals, as well as state and federal wildlife agencies because the quarter-million acres to be drilled are h

Out of sight and out of mind. A technology used by some in the state’s oil and gas development industry should become the standard, according to some conservationists. It's called "directional drilling." Wildlife biologist Erik Molvar with the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance says drilling c

Sheridan, WY - It's one for the record books: More than 45,000 people cared enough to send in their comments on proposals outlining what the Shoshone National Forest should look like, and be used for, in the years to come. It is the largest number of comments on record for a forest plan in Wyoming.

Local residents, conservation groups, hunters and anglers are in Washington this week to support a series of legislative proposals designed to balance recreation, hunting and fishing with new oil and gas development on Wyoming's public lands. The Sportsmen's Public Lands Energy Agenda would ensure a

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